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Breaking down Balayage

SpotlightJanuary 31st, 2019
Charlie Miller, Styling since 1965

Balayage is a trend here to stay. It’s the perfect mix having a WOW hair colour whilst ensuring your style looks effortless.

This week we’ve been chatting to Holy Corner’s queen of balayage, our very own Senior Stylist and Salon Technician Carla. In this Q&A, Carla addresses frequently asked questions and common misconceptions of the colouring technique.

Why do you think balayage is so popular? 

Balayage is the most asked about style, personally I think it’s because you can achieve so many different tones and add extra impact to your hair style. It’s also all over Instagram!

I also think regrowth is a main factor; clients often believe that because part of the look is a soft root, it means less maintenance – this is not the case!

How often do you recommend maintenance? 

Like all colouring services I’d say 8/10 weeks is perfect to keep the blonde fresh.

Everyone stretches maintenance as they think it doesn’t matter but, on certain styles, brassy tones will occur and some balayage techniques require a toner in between. Being aware of this extra commitment is a must.

What is the difference in techniques between highlights and balayage? 

Highlights, balayage and baby lights (delicate highlights created using a fine colour technique to achieve subtle dimensions to your hair. An up and coming trend!) are often mixed up.

The most stand-out difference with balayage compared to the other techniques is the seamless blend from root to tip!

Balayage is very bespoke to each clients preference and is all down to how much shadow or depth of root they want! Consultation is key to see if it’s the right technique for you.

How long does your hair have to be? 

No set lengths as such, certain styled bobs to long hair are where you see the main techniques best. Clients often find their inspiration from Instagram and Pinterest.

How important do you think bespoke colour placement is?

Placement is key! Fine placement always wins for a softer more natural effect, dreamy for face framing!!

Bespoke colour services, including balayage, will require a consultation first so pop in and check it out with any one of our experienced and skilled stylists. To book all other services, you can simply book online here or call your preferred salon.

Please note that all colour services require a patch test 48 hours prior to your first colour appointment with us.

 

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